Our country is a place where, based on certain criteria, beauty is measured. You’re not’ BEAUTIFUL’ if you don’t come under those criteria. Some of these parameters of beauty are slim, fair, and tall. Therefore, according to our beloved culture, you are not entitled to fall into the category of’ BEAUTIFUL’ if you are dusky, overweight, or short.
In both Bollywood and Indian television industry, this trend of objectivizing on the basis of looks, height, and the color is quite clear. Those unrealistic expectations not only shame your body but also sideline your talent, choosing more skinny girls for lead roles, over beauties. But, by setting all new #beauty goals, some divas have redefined beauty! Such ladies are not slim, but they are talented, optimistic, fateful, and beautiful! They made society loud and clear that curves are beautiful and sexy!
#1. Bharti Singh
Indian TV’s laughter queen, Bharti Singh is one of the best comedians we’ve got. She’s more size and she’s totally confident in herself. While during her plays she makes fun of her weight, she is extremely pleased with the way she looks. She never tried to change herself, and that’s her best part. She also believes that her weight is a blessing.
“My weight has been steady for a long time. I go for a full-body check-up every six months. I have never had any weight problems. Main jab paida hui thi, tab hi overweight bachha thi. Plus, being a Punjabi, I enjoy eating. I have no plans to lose weight. Personally, my weight is my greatest blessing today.” She proved the saying-the heavier it is, the better it is! She’s definitely a talent-filled package.
2. Anjali Anand
In Indian television, Anjali Anand is a fresh face and we have to say she is extremely confident. She made her regular debut with Dhhai Kilo Prem, the Star Plus. The series is about an overweight couple, and Deepika, who is comfortable and content with her looks and weight, is playing the lead. She is also one of India’s most well-known plus-size models. Look at her face, her stunning features will offer a run for her money to any slim TV actress. She’s not the usual crying-fat girl who’s shy, introverted, or hiding. She is bold, optimistic, and glamor-speaking.
Talking about being plus size, Anjali said:
“It’s time to change this country’s view of different people. I’m proud to say that I don’t belong to the crowd, I’m six feet tall, my shoulders are a mile wide, and I love how I feel. I’m just a prototype. You’re putting on me a plus-size mark, curvy girl, etc., doesn’t change the fact I’m doing my job because that’s what I came here to do. Demeaning the way I look will only make this society a smaller person they are already if they are next to me.
She is surely breaking all the stereotypes, that too unapologetically!
3. Delnaz Irani
Delnaz Irani is one of TV and Bollywood’s most famous stars. For more than two decades now, she has entertained us with her amazing acting skills. This lady has been ignoring the societal norms of’ thin is beautiful’ for a very long time now and proving her mettle with her superb acting and beautiful looks in the glamorous world.
She was once quoted as saying:
“I’ve done it all with confidence, from posing for Shaina NC to a recent ramp walk for a plus-size fashion brand. If people look at me, I want them to see a dominant, optimistic, fat women who do all the things they associate with thin women. Yeah, I’m a size plus and I can climb the bridge. I’m a plus-size and I can wear almost every trend in style.
4. Rytasha Rathore
She is a badass woman who never allows anyone to judge her based on her level of weight. She’s the small screen’s’ Bado Bahu’ and a really cool off-screen kid. She’s plus size, but it doesn’t stop her from wearing a bikini or shorts! This spunky lady is proud of her body, but the acceptance of her body took her some time.
Talking about the same, Rytasha said:
“It took me a long time to embrace my body and be comfortable with it. Of course from a health point of view, I realize I can lose weight, but just as an attractive aspect I know I’m damn cute, sexy, and beautiful. I think things have changed for me after studying acting. It made me feel that I’m just going to be amazing no matter what and I shouldn’t listen to others.”
5. Chandani Bhagwanani
Chandani Bhagwanani, one of the small screen’s most famous faces, is from the young brigade of actresses who not only look good but also have a great deal of talent. Her journey has been quite successful, from being one of the most famous child actors in many television shows to the leading lady. She made her debut as an adult in Amita Ka Amit. While Chandani has now lost considerable weight (12 kg), she was once a plus-size actress who was loved by the masses for her bubbly smile and acting.
Speaking of her weight, this is what Chandani said during her stint in Amita Ka Amit in one of her interviews: “Since I was young, I have been part of the television industry and I know how it works. There are stunning and slender television stars playing lead roles, while I’m a little plump. Yet I decided to do a series with a girl that isn’t as slim as me in the lead. My show is about the wishes of a girl who is slightly overweight to have the man of her dreams. “We are pleased to see you in your all-new avatar, but we have to tell you that you looked just as beautiful in your earlier, plus size avatar!
6. Vahbiz Dorabjee
Who doesn’t know the beauty of this Parsi? Vahbiz Dorabjee is known for her roles in Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani and Bahu Humari Rajnikanth, a famous television actress. She has a voluptuous frame, but the actress has been working hard at the gym for a very long time to shed some weight. She’s losing weight, not because she’s not happy with her body, but because with every passing day she’s becoming unhealthy.
7. Akshaya Naik
Akshaya, popularly known as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’s Ananya, is another small-screen plus-size actress who is not only beautiful but incredibly talented. Not only is she an effortless actress, but she is also a skilled dancer and a voice about the artist.
8. Pushtiie Shakti
Who can’t remember this beautiful lady in Mahi Way as’ Mahi Talwar.’ Pushtiie is one of the most loved plus size TV actresses who, with her inspiring TV show, made curves even more beautiful. He has played the role of an overweight girl, Mahi who is content as she is and who has no concern about her weight or appearance!
Pushtiie said in one of her interviews: “I must agree that there was a time when I was thinking–haye main toh bahut moti hoon (oh! I’m very fat). Many people would come to me when I was doing theater and say you’re so beautiful, but I wish you’d lose some weight. I was annoyed by that. Then I was wondering, but that’s who I am! Why can’t this way you like me?”Not only is she so positive about her body, but she is also a professional healer. Isn’t it cool? Way to go a little girl!